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English noun: chapter

1. chapter (communication) a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled

SamplesHe read a chapter every night before falling asleep.

Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision

Part meronymtext, textual matter

2. chapter (time) any distinct period in history or in a person's life

SamplesThe industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history.
The divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship.

Broader (hypernym)phase, stage

3. chapter (group) a local branch of some fraternity or association

SamplesHe joined the Atlanta chapter.

Broader (hypernym)club, gild, guild, lodge, order, social club, society

Member meronymassociation, frat, fraternity

4. chapter (group) an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church

Broader (hypernym)assembly

5. chapter (event) a series of related events forming an episode

SamplesA chapter of disasters.

Broader (hypernym)episode

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